May08

Oh Mama

{Dress: Mara Hoffman Ananda Cut-Out Maxi Dress c/o Zappos.com. Shoes: Ivanka Trump Elston Cage Sandals c/o Zappos.com. Bracelets: Alex and Ani G and M charm bangles c/o Zappos.com. Necklace: c/o The Orchid Boutique. Photographed by me.}

I love being a mama—probably because I was blessed with the best kiddo on the planet. For me, Mother’s Day is a celebration of my greatest gift yet—Milly Jane Harris. It’s also the holiday where homemade construction paper cards with too much glue stick and macaroni necklaces on yarn become the most cherished gifts in the entire world. So much so, I’ve managed to acquire a crate of them that I will never ever ever part with. But if you’re over the age of 6, you’re going to need to gift mom something a little more substantial. The solution for those of you who still haven’t shopped for your mama llama just yet: Zappos.com. It’s also my current shopping addiction. There isn’t anything you can’t find on this site. And for you matriarch day procrastinators, if you order before 1 p.m. you get free next-day shipping on clothes. Brilliant? Yes. Your savior in this time of gift-giving need? You bet. From Mara Hoffman dresses for boho mamas like myself to baubles for all mamas, like my adorable Alex and Ani initial bangles (G for me and M for Mills), there’s something for every mom. Especially shoes. Trust me on this one, all moms like shoes. I’m obsessed with my Ivanka Trump cage sandals. It’s just in our DNA. So, if you’re dumbstruck on what to give the woman who cooked you soup when you were sick, blew on your boo boos when the rubbing alcohol stung or shuttled you from school to ballet and home where you had a hot dinner waiting for you, do a little online magic at Zappos. She’ll be as excited as she was when she got her first macaroni necklace.